Honestly, most of what you said just went right over my head.I'm curious, if NH3, NO2/O3 remained at "zero" during testing, how do you know your tank is cycled? Nitrifying bacteria needs ammonia to feed on, no ammonia, no cycle and certainly not in 2 1/2 weeks. If your cycle is in fact done, you should have seen a drop in NH3, then a spike in NO2 as ammonia oxidizing bacteria grows, which then kicks off nitrite oxidizing bacteria producing NO3. These are all signs that your BB colony is healthy and maturing. Readings of zero across the board would actually worry me, especially during the cycling process.
Have you tested your water? Are they nippin each other. Any angelfish or larger tetras in with them. There could be so many reasons. For your sake I do hope you find the right answers. Best of luck?
I have to stay away from those lobstas. Now one’s on my hat!
Honestly, most of what you said just went right over my head.
I don't really know how to reply LOL other than saying "I'm working on it".
I'm currently adding Prime every morning and I'm about to do a 25% PWC.
My fish seem really happy & healthy right now.
My test results continue to read all zeros and I'm additionally taking my water into Petco & PetSmart.